Replacing Shopify

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26 Mar, 2017 06:30 AM

Editing for clarity:

Can Cash Music work as a shopping cart/ecommerce drop-in replacement? The examples I have found seem geared more to solitary purchases, or promotions, rather than a traditional storefront (add purchases to cart, item description pages, and such).

Web developer by trade, asking for clarity's sake. Thanks!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Jesse von Doom on 22 May, 2017 04:45 AM

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    Hi Paul,

    Yeah you see a lot more of our stuff as single purchase promo because we've
    had that in place longer, but there's a full cart element too. You can see
    it in use here:

    Like the rest of our stuff, you need to bring your own Paypal/Stripe
    account and a file hosting account on something like Amazon S3...but after
    it's set up it's a pretty straightforward thing to maintain and there are
    no fees/cuts taken from your orders except whatever Paypal/Stripe charges.


  2. 2 Posted by paul on 22 May, 2017 11:19 AM

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    Thanks for the example. That is helpful.

    Re: AWS/Google: I wish there were more options, as we don't support either companies' business practices. I understand the reasoning is ease/scalability, as well as the fact that many ecom providers are probably using AWS on the backend anyway. Any chance of expanding the options for a Bring Your Own Storage option in the future (even if that's just linking to assets on our own servers)?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Tom Filepp on 27 Jun, 2017 11:07 PM

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    Hey Paul,

    Definitely hear you on that one.

    You can actually link directly to files via HTTP/S via the "normal link" option while creating a new asset. There's obviously no expiration setup on our end for direct HTTP/S links but it does give you some flexibility!

    We'd hope to have other options in future but at the moment we're pretty short handed.


  4. Tom Filepp closed this discussion on 27 Jun, 2017 11:07 PM.

  5. paul re-opened this discussion on 01 Jul, 2017 01:43 AM

  6. 4 Posted by paul on 01 Jul, 2017 01:43 AM

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    Hey Tom,

    Thanks, but that's what I tried initially. The interface doesn't allow for assets one links to to be selected for a release.

    - Don't select a storage service in your preferences
    - Create album
    - Upload album artwork and reference via URI
    - Edit Album > Add/Edit Album cover
    - Screen overlay triggered with the message:
    "Add an image
    No available storage connections can be found. Get started by adding one"

    - "adding one" is a link that, unfortunately, is broken. It triggers no action.

    If there's another way of doing this, I'd love to know!

    Thanks Tom!

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